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Oil tycoon's ex accepts $975 million after all

Sometimes, $975 million really is enough. Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm, has cashed her huge divorce check after claiming earlier this week that the settlement was unfair.

2014 was America's best year of job growth since 1999

Last year was America's best year of job growth since 1999. More than 2.95 million jobs were created last year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Labor.

Grieving dog refuses to leave side of dead puppy

A picture really says a thousand words: a golden retriever is grieving over the loss of her puppy in Laurel Grove Cemetery North.

Court rules teen must undergo chemotherapy against her will

Connecticut's Supreme Court has ruled that a teen cancer patient must continue to receive chemotherapy treatment against her will.

Family's minivan dragged 16 miles by semi

A Michigan family is safe after the minivan they were in became lodged underneath a semi-trailer truck and dragged for 16 miles through a snowstorm.

Boa constrictor slinks out of San Diego toilet

It rose up from the sewer, but it was more eeeeek! than eeeew! It's hard to explain how a 5-foot boa constrictor nosed its way up into a toilet through the down-pipe in a San Diego office building Wednesday.

Fourth graders plot to poison teacher

A group of fourth graders in Elba, New York are accused of trying to poison their teacher.

Did you visit HuffPost last week? You might have a virus

This past week, The Huffington Post and several major websites displayed malware-laced advertisements that infected computers and locked them down.

Florida dad accused of throwing 5-year-old daughter to her death

A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say her father threw her over the side of a St. Petersburg, Florida bridge early Thursday morning.

French Officials search for suspects in newspaper attack

As the French continue to search for three suspects in the "Charlie Hebdo" attack... It's having a chilling effect here in the U.S.

An avocado a day keeps the doctor away?

A new study completed at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, has shown that avocados can help lower bad cholesterol.

Dangerously cold temperatures push across U.S.

Winter weather is impacting much of the country, with snow and dangerously low temperatures affecting millions.

Oregon Trail video game returns, dysentery included

Nostalgic for your Oregon Trail days? No more. The Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital archive, has added over 2,300 MS-DOS games and programs to its site.

Sisters, ages 15 & 11, charged with killing older brother

It could be weeks before the public knows if 11- and 15-year-old sisters will be charged as adults in the shooting death of their brother, as a Florida prosecutor has 30 days to make his next move in the fratricide case.

Puppy survives knitting needle through heart

You can't tell from her wagging tail what a troubled tale Tutti could tell.